(Following a friend's example, in honor of my 30th birthday I have decided to post 30 things I have accomplished in my life in 30 years. So for the remaining 5 days leading up to my birthday watch for a new post each day celebrating these 30 things.)
Seminary was good to me... because in my 30 years I have visited 8 countries outside of the US and 4 of them came during my time in seminary. Poland had its own feel to it - a unique trip to say the least - and a little side trip to London to follow. However, one of my favorite times in seminary was certainly the "Travels of Paul," trip we took to Greece and Turkey in January 2007. The Bible can seem so abstract at times, almost surreal without an opportunity to visualize these people who are sharing their stories of faith and their experiences with the Divine. However, several of us from LTS had the opportunity to walk in the "footsteps of Paul," as we followed his path to visit several of the churches that began to spring up in the infancy of Christianity.
This trip was informative, shaping, downright fun and lucky for us - also counted as a credit for school! OK, so the reading and the paper helped with that. :) Either way - what an experience!